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Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner

Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
Should the National Anthem Be Changed? Close Reading of the Star-Spangled Banner
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Explore the question – Should the National Anthem be Changed? Students will analyze the primary source document of the Star-Spangled Banner and explore the possibility of the United States National Anthem being changed. Classes will learn a brief history about the War of 1812 and the Battle of Baltimore. Students will close read the poem that the Star-Spangled Banner was taken from and locate references to the Battle of Baltimore in the poem. Next, pairs answer questions to decipher the meaning of words and phrases in the poem. Finally students will answer the question as to whether the national anthem of the United States should be changed from the Star-Spangled Banner. Students will express their opinions in a Letter to the Editor.

When you purchase this activity, you will receive:

-teacher directions
-power point to guide instruction
-Background Reading of Battle of Baltimore
-History of the Writing of the “Defense of Fort McHenry” reading
-Star-Spangled Banner Close Reading Packet
-History of the Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem reading
-Should the U.S. National Anthem be Changed? worksheet
-song lyrics
-Letter to the Editor Instructions
-answer key

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